0G096G – Time Series Analysis and Forecasting with IBM SPSS Forecasting

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Time Series Analysis and Forecasting with IBM SPSS Forecasting is a three-day course that gets students up and running with a set of procedures for analyzing time series data. Learn how to forecast using a variety of models which take into account different combinations of trend, seasonality, and prediction variables. The new Expert Modeler features in SPSS Trends 14.0 will be covered in this course. Generate predicted values along with standard errors, confidence intervals and residuals. This course will emphasize the graphical display of your results so you can visualize your forecasting models

Course Length: 3 day(s)

Course Price: $2100 CAD

Available Course Formats:

  • In-class
  • Instructor Led Online
  • Self-Paced Virtual Classroom

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Course: 0G096G – Time Series Analysis and Forecasting with IBM SPSS Forecasting

The Basics of Forecasting

Smoothing Time Series Data

Outliers and Error in Time Series Data

Automatic Forecasting with the Expert Modeler

Assessing Model Performance

Fitting Curves to Time Series Data

Regression with Time Series Data

Exponential Smoothing Models

ARIMA Models

Applying a Model to New Data

Seasonal Decomposition

Modeling Seasonality

Intervention Analysis

Transfer Functions in ARIMA

Automatic Forecasting of Several Time Series


This advanced course is for:

  • SPSS users who are interested in getting up to speed quickly and efficiently using the SPSS forecasting capabilities
  • users who want to know the full capabilities of the Trends module and its Expert Modeler


  • On the job experience with SPSS for Windows or completion of the Basics and/or Intermediate SPSS for Windows courses
  • No previous forecasting experience required
  • For users of SPSS for Windows Base System, SPSS Trends
  • It would be helpful to have a basic understanding of regression analysis

Instructor Led In Classroom

Newcomp can directly deliver  IBM Business Analytics courses for Business Intelligence, Performance Management, and IBM Advanced Analytics through the use of in-class training facilities.

Currently,  in-class courses are offered in Markham, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax, and Edmonton. Please note that classes can be added to new areas based on demand.

Instructor Led Online

Students receive the same quality as an in-class course, with a live instructor and the ability to participate in hands-on labs through real-life examples

ILOs help cut costs by reducing time and travel as they can be taken from home or the office and require only the use of a computer, high-speed wired internet and a headset.

Self Paced

Students can receive the same high-quality training, with the same courseware at their own speed and schedule with SPVC.  Individuals with busy schedules can complete a course over a 30-day timeframe at a lower price than in-class or ILO courses. Please note that there is no live interaction with an instructor in this format.


This course is available on-demand: request a specific course, location, time frame and/or format by completing this form. This offering increases schedule flexibility and allows us to accommodate people with different availabilities.

Customized Courses

On-site courses can also be customized based on user roles and needs within your organization. This option allows lower costs in travel and time and increased flexibility in scheduling. This format also enables students to work with the organization's data - adding value to the learning experience. This makes the training relevant and applicable to the students; daily tasks and therefore, results in a quicker path to productivity.